Josef Albers: Painting on Paper

Josef Albers, Variant / Adobe, Study for Four Central Warm Colors, Surrounded by
Josef Albers, Variant/Adobe, Study for Four Central Warm Colors, Surrounded by 2 Blues, ca. 1948 (© 2012 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Artists Rights Society, New York Digital Image by Imaging 4 Art)

Rozalia Jovanovic posts a fantastic slideshow of works from the exhibition Josef Albers in America: Painting on Paper at the Morgan Library, New York, on view through October 14, 2012.

The museum notes that the exhibition's focus on exploratory studies "will reveal a private side of Albers's work... On view will be early studies (1930s–early 1940s), studies for Albers's Adobe series, inspired by Mexican architecture (1940s–early 1950s), and studies for Homage to the Square (1950s–1970s). These vibrant sketches provide insights into the artist's working process and, in contrast with the austerity and strict geometry of the final paintings, are remarkable for their freedom and sensuality."